Roger Ebert

Roger Corman’s Greatest Legacy Was Giving So Many People Their Big Break
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Roger Corman, who died last week at 98, was so important and influential that a thorough account of his impact would require a book (there have already been many – and documentaries, too). But the most impressive achievement of all is...
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The Red Carpets of the 2024 Chicago Critics Film Festival
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What makes the Chicago Critics Film Festival so special (besides the fact that it’s the only festival curated by critics) is that it truly is a love letter to Chicagoan cinephiles.  This year’s festival featured its strongest line-up to date,...
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Fated for All: Romanclusivity Captures Our Hearts in Bridgerton and Beyond
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An epiphany can strike like an astronomical event, the way love is like the birth of a star. My latest ah-ha moment arrived with the total eclipse of the sun. I’d been pondering romance. Not any old love, but the...
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IF
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If you're lucky enough to attend an early screening of John Krasinski's new film, "IF," you may be greeted with a short introduction by the writer/director, asserting that the film is expressly for all the "girl dads" out there. Having...
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Cannes 2024: The Second Act; Abel Gance’s Napoleon
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The first two screenings of the 77th Cannes Film Festival were of a silent classic so gargantuan that the festival screened only the first half, which itself ran longer than last year's "Killers of the Flower Moon," and of a...
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Meanwhile in France…Cannes to Be Specific
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Back on April 11th, when Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux and Festival president Iris Knobloch announced most of the films in the Official Selection of the 77th Festival, then a little over a month away (May 14 -...
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Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar Wastes Its Lavish Potential
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Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of Hindi cinema’s best directors. His name is synonymous with sumptuous costumes, opulent production design, vivid female lead characters, expertly directed songs that function like short films, and soaring music. Actresses over the years...
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​Nocturnal Suburban Teen Angst Fantasia: Jane Schoenbrun on I Saw the TV Glow
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With their surreal and shimmering “I Saw the TV Glow,” Jane Schoenbrun has made one of the year’s defining films—an eerie and overwhelmingly potent meditation on teenage dysphoria, repression, and representation, in which two high school classmates obsess over a...
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A Preview of the 2024 Cannes Film Festival
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This Tuesday, May 14th, the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicks off, with a bevy of new and exciting titles from classic and contemporary filmmakers around the globe. Some of the most eagerly anticipated works of 2024 make their...
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Driven By Love and Necessity: An Interview With Lily Gladstone
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Since their remarkable breakthrough role as a soulful, lonely rancher in Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women,” Lily Gladstone has left an indelible mark on cinema and television. Mostly working with writer-directors on small, personal projects, they've blazed an invaluable trail for...
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